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FRFTX Franklin Federal Tax-Free Income C

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Fund FRFTX Franklin Federal Tax-Free Income C VWLTX Vanguard Long-Term Tax-Exempt MLN VanEck Vectors AMT-Free Long Muni ETF  
Similarity
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100% 94% 88%
Annual Fees
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$118.41
(1.16% Exp. Ratio)
$20.42
(0.20% Exp. Ratio)
$24.50
(0.24% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 2.08% annual return
$13,065.48 $17,460.61 $17,251.88
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$4,395.13 +$4,186.40
Return
As of 12/31/16
1 YR RETURN 0.14%
3 YR 4.08%
5 YR 3.06%
10 YR 3.57%
1 YR RETURN 0.63%
3 YR 5.13%
5 YR 4.03%
10 YR 4.30%
1 YR RETURN 0.16%
3 YR 6.47%
5 YR 4.18%
10 YR --
Description
The investment seeks as high a level of income exempt from federal income taxes as is consistent with prudent investment management and the preservation of shareholders' capital. The fund invests at least 80% of its total assets in investment grade municipal securities whose interest is free from federal income taxes, including the federal alternative minimum tax. Although the fund tries to invest all of its assets in tax-free securities, it is possible that up to 20% of its total assets may be in securities that pay interest that may be subject to the federal alternative minimum tax and, although not anticipated, in securities that pay taxable interest.
The investment seeks a high and sustainable level of current income that is exempt from federal personal income taxes. The fund has no limitations on the maturity of individual securities but is expected to maintain a dollar-weighted average maturity of 10 to 25 years. At least 75% of the securities held by the fund are municipal bonds in the top three credit-rating categories as determined by a nationally recognized statistical rating organization (NRSRO) (e.g., Aaa, Aa, and A by Moody's Investors Service, Inc. (Moody's)) or, if unrated, determined to be of comparable quality by the advisor.
The investment seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the Bloomberg Barclays AMT-Free Long Continuous Municipal Index. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its total assets in fixed income securities that comprise the index. The index is comprised of publicly traded municipal bonds that cover the U.S. dollar denominated long-term tax-exempt bond market.

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